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May 2012 
Mountain Rose Horsemanship Training
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Horse Boarding
at Log Barn Stables

The goal of Log Barn Stables is to provide a beautiful, well maintained facility that offers the highest standard of care for its equine guests and their owners. Horse care is designed around the horses' instinctive needs for safety, comfort, socialization, food, and play. Boarded horses live together in spacious paddocks based upon the natural herd hierarchy. They are fed free-choice, top-quality grass hay and enjoy access to large pasture turnouts, shelters, automatic waterers, as well as salt and minerals. To inquire about having your horse join the happy, healthy herd at Log Barn Stables contact Derek at 402-296-5351 or

What is Dressage?
Dressage is a word drawn from the French verb for “to train.” Dressage is both a method of training horses and a competitive sport.
With a centuries-old history, dressage training is based on a series of progressively more difficult movements introduced to the horse gradually. This take-it-slow approach enables the horse to develop the musculature and understanding necessary for the extreme physical and mental demands of higher-level dressage movements.
What is Western Dressage? 
Western Dressage is a new approach to western riding and a rapidly growing new and exciting division. It uses the methods of master horsemen to combine the suppleness and harmony of classical dressage with the spirit of the western horse. It is a melding of two very different equine cultures that results in new riding skills and a different relationship between horse and rider.

Who can participate?
No matter what breed of horse that you ride, you want a better partnership with your horse. That is Western Dressage. The WDAA welcomes all breeds to participate. If your horse can walk, trot and canter, there is a place for you within Western Dressage.

How to get more information?

Western Dressage Association

Nebraska Dressage

- Upcoming Events - 

Horsemanship Instruction in Colorado —

Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th (Edens Aspens Ranch - Longmont, CO)

Hey Colorado! Emily will be traveling your way this month and is excited to support you in your journey of partnership with your horse. She is available for private or semi-private instruction on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th in Longmont. Contact her directly to schedule your lesson time. Lesson horse available upon request.

Long Distance Coaching —

In appreciation and with respect of your fervor and devotion for horsemanship learning, Emily will be providing the opportunity for long distance coaching and training by means of telephone and video assessment. Please see the following options below:

I. Phone Coaching: Emily will assist you in coaching by means of phone conversation and email coorespondences. $25/hour

II. Video Assessment: Send a video of you and your horse for Emily to review and address your questions. Video may be either sent via YouTube or on a DVD by mail. $50 per 15 min of video. Includes 2 email responses or one 1/2 hour phone consultation. 


Reserve your spot for all courses, clinics and events 

online at the MRH Calendar.


- Recommended Horsemanship Resources -

I have been touched by the continued interest and inquiries I receive from the Colorado horse community and I wish I could continue to serve your horsemanship needs on a more regular basis. I do return to Colorado throughout the year and invite you to join me in Nebraska for a multi-day horsemanship intensive any time!

 the arrival of spring, I want to be sure you have found a good fit to continue your regular horsemanship study. The following instructors and their programs come with a high recommendation from me in your on-going study of horsemanship. I have had the privilege of riding and studying with each of these horsemen and women and have been gifted with invaluable inspiration and learning through my time with each of them. I will be forever grateful for their willingness to guide and mentor me in my own journey of horsemanship and I invite you to experience and glean from their exceptional knowledge and talent as well.


Recommended Instructors and Programs

Marty Marten and Jody Marken - Two Spruce Farm (Berthoud, CO)
Marty and Jody are a terrific wealth of horsemanship skill and knowledge. Marty is a fine western horseman and clinician ans has also authored two Western Horseman books: Problem Solving I and II. Jody is an accomplished hunter/jumper rider, instructor and judge whose insights can further any horse or rider pair. They are avaible for Trail Obstacle, Cow Working, and Fear Management Clinics. Visit their website for specific dates and offerings.  

Rich Scott - Vision of Unity Horsemanship (Byers, CO)
Rich is an excepional horseman who has a wonderful way with horses. His knowledge and skill are an undeniable asset to any horse and human alike. He is available for Trail Obstacle, Cattle and Ranch Roping Clinics. Visit his website for specific dates and offerings.

Jeff and Gerrie Barnes - Barnes Ranch (Larkspur, CO)
Barnes Ranch has added a Western Dressage Program to it educational lineup for 2012 on top of their already terrific Versatility Ranch and Performance Horse programs. Visit their website for specific dates and offerings.

Eitan Beth-Halachmy - Cowboy Dressage (Grass Valley, CA)
Eitan's ability to develop lightness and carriage in his horses is unmatched. Eitan is the creator and inspriation behind the new Western Dressage Association of America. He and his wife, Deb are now offering the unique opportinity to ride and study at their delightful ranch in their Cowboy Dressage School of Horsemanship. Visit their website for specific dates and offerings.

Other Resources

Colorado Horse Rescue (Longmont, CO)
Colorado Horse Rescue has been providing emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses since 1986. CHR provides community resources through equine education, counseling, information and referral services. Contact them for resource and referral information or to discuss finding your next perfect partner!

The Mustang Center (Erie, CO)
The Mustang Center programs promote growth and positive change in youth, adults and families. Whether you're a horse novice or expert, our programs offer unique, challenging, safe and enjoyable experiences. The focus at TMC is the pursuit of excellence in ongoing support of Equine Assisted Therapy while encouraging participant's independence, teaching of horsemanship, program development, community involvement and continuing education, all accomplished in a safe and fun atmosphere. Offering riding lessons, camps, clinics, workshops, therapeutic riding and equine assisted therapy. Visit their website for more information. 

- In Support of Colorado Horse Rescue -

MRH has had the marked pleasure of partnering with Colorado Hose Rescue (CHR) since 2009 in their efforts to rehabiliate and rehome horses. CHR is an impressive organization, boasting the title of the largest rescue in the state. As a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization, CHR is dedicated to providing emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. CHR also provides community resources through equine education, counseling, information and referral services.

In 2010, CHR established an offical training program, putting them on the cutting edge of rescues in the nation. In 2011, CHR became accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.  This honor distinguishes them as 
a model rescue that functions under extremely high standards of care.  The training program piloted the year before has flourished and has made it possible for CHR to adopt out a record number of horses this past year!

CHR's on-going ability to serve horses, and specifically, the continued success of their Training Program, is made possible through individual donations, grants, bequests and corporate sponsorships. Would you please join me in service to the horse by supporting CHR's Training Program with a financial gift? You may donate online or by calling 720-494-1414 ext. 2201.

On behalf of the many vibrant horse spirits at CHR, I thank you. 
CHR Goals:
~ To provide shelter, rehabilitation, care and adoption services for surrendered and legally impounded horses, entrusted to our care.
~ To facilitate the surrender of horses referred by Animal Control Officers due to owner neglect or abandonment.
~ To facilitate the surrender of horses by owners who are no longer able to provide adequate care for their equines.

(Click to watch a video on CHR's Training and Rehabilitation Program)

- Horses For Sale -

Cheyenne is as lovely a mare on the inside as she is on the outside! Cheyenne has been the predominant lesson horse in the MRH horsemanship program for the past two years. Due to some restructuring in the MRH horsemanship program Cheyenne is being retired as a lesson horse and is now looking for a human of her very own. She is a gentle, gracious and reliable mare whom has served both willingly and faithfully in her role as an equine instructor. One of our most versatile horses, she has been trusted to both take care of new riders as well as challenge the more advanced students. She is polite and respectful on the ground and boasts an array of groundwork skills. She is equally trustworthy and dependable under saddle and is also a terrific, quiet and reliable trail horse. This dear mare has such love, patience and kindness to give and would so enjoy having a human to call her own who can shower her in the attention and affection she deserves! See her website listing for further details and additional photos. Asking $2000. Available for sale or lease. Currently located near Omaha, NE. Contact Emily at or 720-204-8727 to speak further about becoming Cheyenne's next human partner!
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Scootaway Scooby (aka Scooby)
Scooby is a AQHA and FQHR registered 9 year old gelding.  He has a rich sorrel color and stands approximately 15.3 hands.  Easy keeper, completely healthy and sound.  Up to date on all shots.  Wormed and trimmed regularly. Great feet, stands quietly for farrier, takes wormer and shots just fine, easy to clip/groom, loads well.  Very easy to catch, leads nicely. Scooby is a quiet minded, athletic horse who is well suited for an intermediate or up rider.  Scooby has been ridden on trails, out on roads and in arenas.  He’s been around sheep, goats, cattle, tractors, etc.  He’s was shown by a 17 year old girl the last two years in 4-H Pleasure, Horsemanship and Showmanship, where he won blue and purple ribbons. Scooby has stabled with several different geldings and mares.  He finds a place in the herd easily and usually ends up somewhere in the middle.  He’s currently in a pen with three mares where he is second on the ladder. See his website listing for further details and additional photos. Video coming soon. Asking $3750. Currently located near Omaha, NE. Contact Derek at or  402-618-6136 for more information.

Little Bit
Little Bit is a lovely 10 year old Quarter Horse mare. She is a well-built athletic mare who has correct, comfortable gaits. Her warm liquid eye tells of her good-nature and she has a very sound, discerning mind. Little Bit is bold and willing to tackle a variety of tasks. She has been started both english and western and is a versatile mare who is willing to please. See website for more pictures. Adoption fee $1500. Currently located in Longmont, CO. Contact Colorado Horse Rescue or 720-494-1414 for more information. 

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Homer is a stunning 3-year-old red dun Paint horse.  He has been started professionally, and it's clear that he's eager to please.  He has a good mind about him, and he's learning more both on the ground and under saddle every day.  Since he is still green and asking fundamental questions of his handler, he is currently suitable for a trainer or adoptive family willing to keep him in full-time training. See website for more pictures. Adoption fee $1500. Currently located in Longmont, CO. Contact Colorado Horse Rescue at or 720-494-1414 for more information. 
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Like his renowned sire Holiday Compadre, “Calvin” is an eye-catching and sound athlete. With his naturally fluid and suspended gaits and expressive willingness in the arena, Calvin is a capable Dressage or Western Dressage/ Sport Horse prospect. Calvin stands tied for the vet and farrier. He clips and loads easily and is up to date. Around the barn Calvin is a character who will keep you engaged and amused; meeting you at the gate each morning asking, “What are we going to do today?” Calvin is extremely smart and craves variety and creativity in his training to help keep him mentally engaged and on task. He has a sound mind and is a willing learner. Calvin excels under fair, consistent, and confident leadership. He is currently in dressage training and will be ready to show this summer. He would be perfect for an AA dressage rider. See his Listing for further details and additional photos Asking $8000. Currently located in Sedalia, Colorado. Contact Nancy Miller at 303-770-9772 for more information.
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